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NextEra Energy Senior Environmental Specialist in Juno Beach, Florida

Senior Environmental Specialist

Date: Mar 18, 2024

Location(s): Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun, and a world leader in battery storage. We provide energy-related products and services that grow our economy, protect the environment, support our communities and help customers meet their energy needs. We are leading the decarbonization of the U.S. economy with our goal to reach Real Zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2045 while improving customer affordability and reliability. Are you interested in creating a cleaner environment for future generations? Join our world-class, innovative team today.

Position Specific Description

This position is in the Environmental Licensing & Permitting Section of the Corporate Environmental Services Department supporting early-stage project development for NextEra Energy Resources and other NextEra Energy affiliates.

The position allows you to use your environmental knowledge and skills to help evaluate and acquire permits for renewable energy projects. You will advise multidisciplinary teams on environmental site constraints and permitting strategies to facilitate development of a broad range of energy projects including wind and solar; energy storage such as batteries, hydrogen, and hydro; as well as transmission lines.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Conducting site visits to verify the presence and extent of potential Waters of the U.S.(WOTUS).

  • Working closely with late-stage environmental specialists and project managers, site prospecting, and development teams to search out and evaluate potential project sites as well as complete early-stage federal, state, and local environmental licensing and permitting throughout Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

  • Experience evaluating potential WOTUS including disturbed sites with complex wetlands scenarios such as timbered wetlands and prior converted croplands for renewable projects and reviewing potential Waters of the U.S. technical reports.

  • Applying for and supporting permits from land use agencies at the county, state, and federal levels.

  • Solid track record of coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) district offices in the region.

  • A well-rounded understanding of associated environmental regulations such as Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and National Historic Preservation Act are important for this role.

  • Relevant energy infrastructure or other land development project experience with the ability to work collaboratively to support multiple projects with multifaceted environmental and regulatory issues.

  • Willing to travel to remote sites with required off-road vehicle access and/or hiking to complete site evaluations. Field mapping and GIS skills are necessary to successfully execute this position.

  • Maintain current knowledge of pertinent national and state-level environmental policies and regulations, effectively interface with internal and external customers, subject matter experts, and other stakeholders, and be able to assist in resolving complex environmental matters.

  • Maintain good working relationships with local agency staff and Non-Governmental Organizations working in the vicinity.

The position requires working from the Juno Beach office or remotely in Alabama, Georgia, or North Carolina.

Job Overview

Employees in this job are responsible for providing expert environmental support for new and existing facilities including due diligence, permitting, regulatory compliance, regulatory interpretation and development, and interface with Federal, State, and Regional agencies.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

• Supports the company's compliance with environmental requirements

• Performs comprehensive environmental due diligence reviews

• Assists with facility compliance audits

• Conducts environmental licensing and permitting activities

• Supports environmental aspects of company operations, such as, compliance, reporting, monitoring, remediation, and environmental permitting functions

• Monitors and analyzes environmental policies and regulations that affect the company and its customers

• Provides the necessary support to staff to resolve environmental matters

• Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor's Degree

• Experience: 4+ years

Preferred Qualifications

• None

Employee Group: Exempt

Employee Type: Full Time

Job Category: Environmental/Chemistry/Rad Protection

Organization: NextEra Energy Project Management, LLC

Relocation Provided: No

NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

NextEra Energy provides reasonable accommodation in its application and selection process for qualified individuals, including accommodations related to compliance with conditional job offer requirements, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable and permitted by applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.

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